‘People think we’re millionaires but it’s just not true’: S Club 7’s Hannah Spearritt reveals she’s homeless and living in an office with her two young children
- Hannah moved out of her home after her landlord sold the property
- She claims she was given just two days notice and moved into an office
- The star is set to launch a new cafe business and will not tour with the band
Hannah Spearritt had to move into an office after losing her house.
The singer, 41, – who has daughters Tea, four, and two-year-old Tora with fitness instructor Adam Thomas – shot to fame as part of 1990s pop group S Club 7 alongside Bradley McIntosh, Jo O’Meara, Jon Lee, Paul Cattermole, Rachel Stevens, and Tina Barrett.
She is now preparing to open a holistic cafe in West London and had to use the empty premises as a storage space when her landlord sold her rented home at short notice and briefly used a friend’s office as a living room.
Troubled times: Hannah Spearritt, 41, had to move into an office with her family after losing her house (pictured this month)
She told The Sun: ‘The kids’ beds were there and we had the crayons out. It was stressful. Our landlord needed the money and the property sold so fast. We ended up with under two days to leave.
‘What screwed us is we didn’t have time to find another place. We had somewhere over Christmas but ran out of time before we could move in. It was just a couple of weeks. We filled the unopened café with our belongings — we were so lucky to have that storage space — but had nowhere to go.
‘We were allowed to stay in our friend’s office. We just used it as our living room. We could work in there and the kids played. It was extra space. The kids’ beds were there and we had the crayons out. The climbing frame was up; it was fun for them. It was stressful but you deal with it, don’t you? Especially with the kids. Whatever doesn’t break you, as they say .’
Fame game: Hannah shot to fame as part of 1990s pop group S Club 7in the 1990s (clockwise :-R: Rachel Stevens, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Tina Barrett, Bradley McIntosh, Hannah, Jo O’Meara)
The Have You Ever hitmaker was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7 – which is thought to have raked in £50 million as a brand – and went on to explain that fans may believe she and her former bandmates are ‘millionaires’ but insisted that is not the case.
She added that the members of the group were ‘not on a good wage compared to the money being made’, adding that it’s ‘just not true’ that they are millionaires.
However, Hannah insisted she enjoyed her time in the pop group, saying: ‘It is what it is.’
Meanwhile, Hannah – whose business venture has suffered setbacks because of ‘personal reasons’ but is due to open the cafe this summer – last reunited with S Club 7 for an arena tour in 2015.
Family affair: Hannah has daughters Tea, four, and two-year-old Tora with fitness instructor Adam Thomas
While she is looking forward to the future, she is yet to officially sign up for another series of shows with her bandmates and is hesitant because she doesn’t want to be ‘paid a pittance’.
She explained how at the moment the band would have to go ahead with the name S Club 6, which she admitted ‘hasn’t got the same ring to it’.
Hannah is giving herself more time to think about reuniting with the band, insisting it has to be worth her while as she would be away from her children for a significant period of time while working with the group.
Cashing in: The Have You Ever hitmaker was reportedly paid a salary of £150,000 a year during her time in S Club 7 (pictured with partner Adam)
However, she would like her children to have the opportunity to see their mother perform with S Club, adding: ‘It’s an opportunity to do things right this time.’
She explained how the delays with her cafe have been ‘very personal’, adding that she suffered with an illness that left her bedridden for three months.
But the star remains positive about the future, concluding: ‘We hope our café will finally open in the summer, and we’ll be able to move into our own home by then too.’
Showstopper: While she is looking forward to the future, she is yet to officially sign up for another series of shows with her bandmates (pictured this month)